WHS Grad Working In Moldova Orphanage
Since July 2002, Kim Sutton has known in her heart that
her mission after high school graduation was to spend time
working in one of the many down-trodden orphanages in the
poverty-stricken country of Moldova.
First Christmas Tree: The Legend Lives On
Legend has it that the first Christmas greens used in decorating
came about when the Egyptians and Romans adorned their homes
with some type of evergreen in late December.
Rock Adult Day Care: A Gift To The High Country
Its home away from home for those it serves
in a safe environment where needs are met and loved ones
are relieved of the stresses associated with round-the-clock
caregiving for their adult children, spouses and parents.
Takes The Car But Everyone Wins In Fair Share Campaign
High Country United Way Inches Closer To Goal
Dont Set Your Clocks Ahead Or Behind
Parriott Plans Cooking School Events
Robert Parriott will host two cooking school events during
January 2007 at DTS Blue Ridge Java located at 169
Locust Street in Spruce Pine, NC.
Medical Plans Technology Upgrade
Watauga Medical Center is seeking to join the ranks of the
Most Wired among the countrys hospitals.
For Honduras Program Underway
First Uruguay, now Honduras.
Fund Raiser With Heart
On Feb. 14, 2007, a day when many people will think about
their hearts, one little girl will thank the people who
helped save hers, one of whom will win a fishing rod used
and signed by world-famous fisherman Lefty Kreh.
ROTC Program Graduates 17 Officers
Mission accomplished. Again.
Season Passes Available At Tweetsie
Looking for the perfect holiday gift that the entire family
Site Helps Support Local Education
DonorsChoose makes supporting local education fast and easy,
but still allows donor to specify exactly how their contribution
will be used and provides donors with feedback on the success
of the programs their funds went to support.
Cycling 2007 Mountain Bike Nationals To Be Held At Lees-McRae
Over 650 national titles will be on the line next year as
USA Cycling announced its 2007 National Championship Calendar
Institute For Senior Scholars Plans Winter Classes
Retired residents of the High Country looking for something
interesting to do this winter should consider the Institute
for Senior Scholars at Appalachian State University.
Country Womens Fund Supports Crossnore Student
The High Country Womens Fund chose to support a graduating
Crossnore student last week.
And Rec Accepting Registrations
Watauga County Parks and Recreation is currently accepting
registrations for their boys 5th/6th grade Jr. Bobcats basketball
Queen Helps Ring In The Holidays
Miss North Carolinas Outstanding Teen helped ring
in the holidays with a Saturday visit to Boone.
And Snowboard Makeover Winners Receive Extravaganza
Eight year-old Jamir Wood of Bakersville, North Carolina
stood in amazement as he was showered with his ski makeover
Named Health System Police Chief
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) and the ARHS
Company Police Department are pleased to announce the appointment
of Shawn Peele to the position of Chief of Hospital Police.
Reese Retires From Board Of Education
I make absolutely no apologies for being for education,
former Board of Education chair Andy Reese said at his last
meeting before retiring from the board last month.
College Receives Reaffirmation Of Accreditation From SACS
At its Annual Meeting on Dec. 12, the Commission on Colleges
(COC) of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(SACS) announced the Reaffirmation of Accreditation of Lees-McRae
College and the removal of the College from Probation.
Our Troops During The Holidays
Students Win Awards In Just Say No To Drugs Contest
Main Street Marketings founder David Desautels is
happy to announce the following winners of the 17th annual
Just Say No to Drugs Contest which was open
to kindergarten through 5th grade students in Ashe County.
Holds DARE Graduation
Westwood Elementary School recently held their D.A.R.E.
graduation and presented awards and t-shirts to the participants.
Of Hope Foundation Helps Local Family
The Harvest of Hope Foundation has graciously provided an
emergency grant for $500 to a local family that unexpectedly
lost their father and husband.
Meal And Music Raises Money For National Guard Family Readiness
Where could you find good food and amazing music this past
Of The Ashe County Public Library Win Frances B. Reid Award
The Friends of the Ashe County Public Library want everyone
to take advantage of all the things the Library has to offer
and celebrate with them in their recent state award.
Country Amigos Getting Back To The Basics
Sometimes an organization can be successful at its mission
and still discover that its services are no longer needed.
Materials Cluster Receives $1.2
Million To Build Jobs
The following comments are provided by John Hauser, executive
director of NWNC Advanced Materials Cluster, about the Golden
Leaf Grant Award to the Cluster project in the amount of
$1.2 million to help economic development in the area.
Highway IDA Program Provides Micro-Enterprise Option
Dreamgiver Interiors, a new business that has received a
lot of help from the IDA Programs Micro-Enterprise
Option, is now open in Jefferson Station and is providing
great design ideas and personal service to homes or businesses.